Wipro, one of India’s top five IT companies, has terminated hundreds of fresher employees over poor performance after an internal test.
The company responded to Business Today’s queries and said, “At Wipro, we take pride in holding ourselves to the highest standards. In line with the standards we aim to set for ourselves, we expect every entry-level employee to have a certain level of proficiency in their designated area of work. The evaluation process includes assessments to align employees with the business objectives of the organization and the requirements of our clients. This systematic and comprehensive performance evaluation process triggers a series of actions such as mentoring and retraining and in some cases separation of certain employees from the company.”
Authorities allege that 800 fresher workers were terminated after the test, but the company reasons that the number is fewer than that. “We had to let go of 452 freshers after they performed poorly in assessments repeatedly even after training,” Wipro told Business Today.
“We wish to inform you that training cost of Rs 75,000 which you are liable to pay, will be waived off,” the termination letter stated.
A fresher who was terminated due to poor implementation at Wipro, “I had got an offer letter in January 2022, but after months of delay they onboarded me. And now they are firing me giving the excuse of the test?”
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